PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The NFL has agreed to end race-based adjustments in dementia testing in the $1 billion settlement of concussion claims.
That's according to a proposed settlement filed in federal court in Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Critics say the use of “race-norming” in the testing has made it difficult for Black retirees to qualify for awards that average $500,000 or more.
The proposed changes come after months of closed-door negotiations.
The NFL says the plan would provide “a race-neutral evaluation process” and "diagnostic accuracy and fairness in the concussion settlement.”
The league says it hopes Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody approves it promptly.